MSC Cruises

Refrigeration Technician

MSC Cruises
Engine / Technical Jobs
Ventilation / Refrigeration Officer
19 May 2024


The main purpose of the refrigeration technician role is to assure the safe and efficient control and maintenance of the ship's air conditioning system, the provisions area refrigeration units and all refrigerators on board in co-operation together with the Chief Refrigeration Technician. The successful candidate is in charge of executing all duties associated with the operation of the Air Conditioning and refrigeration plants and equipment on board, reporting to the Chief Refrigeration Technician or her/his delegate for any work to be done, or any malfunctioning equipment.


  • Consults daily with Chief Refrigeration Technician concerning methods and procedures for the maintenance and upkeep of the Air conditioning and refrigeration equipment generally;
  • Keeps the Chief Refrigeration Technician fully informed;
  • Is on Stand by during the night in case of emergency or immediate intervention on the air conditioning or refrigeration plants;
  • Is in charge of taking part in daily work of the refrigeration team, taking instructions from the Chief Refrigeration Technician;
  • Executes periodical check to ensure that all provisions rooms and Air-conditioning substations are at the correct setpoint, updating the relative daily logs, reporting immediately to the Chief Refrigeration Technician or his/her delegate in case of problems or faults in the system;
  • Replaces the assigned assistant for a night's standby duty, if necessary;
  • Takes part in the daily maintenance with the refrigeration team concerning Guest and Crew cabins, fan rooms, AC filters and other refrigerators in accordance with the Chief Refrigeration Technician or her/his persons delegated by Hotel Engineer;
  • Operates constantly with full consideration for the comfort and safety of Guests.


  • Fluent in oral and written English and Italian. Knowledge of other Foreign languages is a major advantage;
  • High School Graduation with appropriate licenses obtained from certified Technical Institutes;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the position on board of ships or in similar international environments;
  • Windows-based computer ability and proven knowledge of MS Office suite is a must;
  • Good supervisory skills, crisis, and problem handling;
  • Physical integrity and ability to: stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear, taste or smell, lift and/or move up to 25 Kg., the full ability of close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
  • STCW training are compulsory (Basic fire fighting, personal survival techniques, elementary first aid, personal security and social responsibility);
  • Proficiency in security awareness training is required;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work onboard.


  • VISA working permit, Entry and/or Transit VISAs may be required depending on ship itinerary

STCW Certificates

You will need valid STCW certificates to apply for this position. Find an STCW course near you.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises


MSC Cruises has grown exponentially since 2003. In such a short time, we have built a fleet of 21 modern and most environmentally advanced ships!

With our constant expansion, our fleet will grow in capacity with the arrival of eight new ships in three different classes by 2027.

One of our latest ships – MSC World Europa – was delivered in 2022, inaugurating the World Class. It is our largest cruise ship to date, with a capacity of over 6,700 passengers, served by more than 2,000 crew members.

In 2022 we also inaugurated the MSC Seascape which features new immersive high-tech entertainment with innovative technology that provides guests with endless leisure options.

From 2023 MSC Cruises will enter the Luxury segment by launching its first of four Explora Journeys ships. The ships will be equipped with the best and latest environmental technology and bestowed with a highly-innovative design.

Career Opportunities

With four new mega-ships and four Luxury ships to be built and delivered between 2023 and 2027, the biggest and most important challenge for MSC Cruises is to find, recruit and train a high number of new crew members needed to provide the service, fun and safety that have become hallmarks of MSC Cruises.

This massive project is already well under way. The Human Resources Team is not only working to recruit the best talents but is also visiting our manning agencies and hiring partners around the world to ensure that the right people and facilities are in place to prepare this ‘army’ of new crew members for their life at sea.

We need motivated and ambitious crew members who work with passion and understand the value of a smile.

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